Thunbergia fragrans

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Thunbergia fragrans
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Acanthaceae
Genus: Thunbergia
T. fragrans
Binomial name
Thunbergia fragrans
Roxb., 1796
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Thunbergia fragrans
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Specimen in jharkhand, India

Thunbergia fragrans, the whitelady [1] is a perennial climbing twiner in the genus Thunbergia .



It is native to India and Southern Asia but widespread in the tropics including Florida [2] Hawaii, [3] Australia, [4] New Caledonia, French Polynesia, [5] Caribbean [6] and Indian Ocean islands, [7] southern Africa and Central America [8]

In many places it is considered as an invasive species.

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  1. "Thunbergia fragrans". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA . Retrieved 10 December 2015.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)